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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8 marks the International Women’s Day – a date to mark on the calendar to demonstrate and declare love and respect for women.   In Italy, the ‘Festa delle Donne’ usually entails the giving of yellow mimosa – a … Continue reading

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La Befana – brooms, coal and delicious traditional Italian food!

Italian children may well be the luckiest in the world. Just a short time after Christmas, on the 6th January, there’s La Befana. The strange idea behind it is that on the Epiphany eve, an old witch hops on her … Continue reading

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Can’t wait to miss you – the weird and wonderful things you crave when travelling or living abroad!

Visit Italy and you have the joy of dining on delicious Italian food, tasting Tuscan wines, traipsing through the Italian countryside you’ve seen in films, visiting famous museums, seeing Rome, gliding along a canal in a gondola? these are things … Continue reading

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Raising a Toast to Italian Beer

Tuscany, and Italy in general, is not well-known for it’s beer. However, it is becoming an increasingly popular beverage. Beer is certainly not a new phenomenon in Italy. Enjoyed since ancient times, it become known as a North-Italian drink and … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Tips for Talking Italian

After our recent post on Italian dining etiquette, we thought we would give you some tips on speaking in Italian too. So whether you are getting ready for a trip to Italy, or you’d just like to impress your local … Continue reading

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